From Jack Bruce and Suzi Quatro to John Entwistle and Gene Simmons, the amount of iconic musicians who've displayed their talents on Gibson 4-string electric basses is seemingly endless. Of course, it's no wonder why when you consider how exceptional their bass guitars look, sound, and feel. Like everything made by Gibson, their 4-string basses have come to life through a passionate team of experts who take pride in living up to Gibson's legendary reputation. No doubt, when you're ready to take your bass performance to the next level, Gibson has the perfect bass for you, waiting right here.
So which bass is right for you? That will depend on a few factors, including what you feel the most comfortable holding and how you want to sound. For example, the SG Standard sports the same classic horned look of the Gibson SG guitar, and the 2013 reissue even contains the same dual-pickups that the '70s model contained. Featuring a slim, fast neck, innovative 3-way adjustable bridge and set-neck construction, the 2013 SG Standard 4-string bass is extremely fun to play and sounds incredible in both live and studio settings.
Now for something totally unique, check out the 2015 Thunderbird electric bass. Boasting top-notch style and mega sustain, the 9-ply multi-laminate neck goes right through to the bridge, allowing notes to ring with power and clarity. Additionally, this 2015 reissue has many updates as well, including an improved bridge, smoother fingerboard, tune-o-matic bridge and much more. Simply put, the 2015 Thunderbird electric bass is just what you need to stand out from the competition.
Somewhere in the world at this very moment, a future star is honing their craft on a Gibson 4-string electric bass, while at the same, a famous top-recording artists is preparing to record their next hit record with the same model. That's just the kind of influence that Gibson has on musicians of all tastes and skill levels, and another reason why they'll continue to be a leader in instrument manufacturing for countless years to come.